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- Baptists -- Clergy 1
- Baptists -- New England 1
- Church Buildings 1
- Church records 1
- Clergy 1
- Family papers 1
- Freedom of religion 1
- Manuscripts (Papyri) 1
- Missionaries 1
- Postcards 1
- Religious education -- Connecticut 1
- Theology -- Study and teaching -- Connecticut 1 ∧ less
- Andover Newton Theological School 2
- American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions 1
- Backus, Isaac, 1724-1806 1
- Dwight family 1
- Dwight, Sereno Edwards, 1786-1850 1
- Dwight, Timothy, 1694-1771 1
- Dwight, Timothy, 1726-1777 1
- Dwight, Timothy, 1752-1817 1
- Dwight, William T. (William Theodore), 1795-1865 1
- Edwards family 1
- Edwards, Jonathan, 1703-1758 1
- Yale University. Divinity School 1 ∧ less
This collection contains daguerreotype images of missionaries who had been appointed for service by The American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions. The daguerreotype process for creating photographs was used during the 1840s and 1850s. Series III contains two color miniature portraits that date from 1839. This collection was originally held at the Franklin Trask Library of Andover Newton Theological School and was transferred to the Yale Divinity Library in 2017.
The collection consists of sixteen Oxyrhynchus Papyri items. The most notable item (Oxy. P. 1230) relates to the New Testament text of Revelations 5,6. Other items include poetical and prose fragments, orders, contracts, receipts, letters, and a prayer.
Personal papers of Backus document his professional work and include diaries, travel journals, autobiographical statements, sermons, published and unpublished writings, and extracts from readings. Collected papers include correspondence and narratives chronicling the Separate Baptist struggle for religious freedom, gathered by Backus.
The collection includes more than 25,000 missionary postcards. These postcards were produced by mission sending agencies and distributed throughout Europe and America with the intent of promoting support for the missions' work and providing information about non-Western peoples and customs.